Hey. I need some help. When I plug in my MP3 Player into the computer. PortableApps doesn't automatically start. It ends up prompting me to do an action, like any other USB device. What can I do so it can just start up the menu? Because in properties it doesn't list the PortableApps option, like when I plug it in.
In XP? You can't without installing a helper app designed for this purpose, or a U3 drive. This is by design, to prevent virus-infected USB drives from automatically launching the virus.
In Vista, however, there's an option in the AutoPlay window to always do the chosen action for a given device.
You can autorun without a helper on XP and previous versions! Just not in Vista
I don't recommend it thought, because he's right, you could easily get viruses.
see this post...
If, you don't have a u3 enabled drive...
Oh! and burn this to the fake cd partition!
I now autorun the pam menu and clamscan with that app.
So to prevent viruses I backup the PortableAppsMenu folder in PortableApps
I look at clamscan results whenever I plug my drive in a new computer and if I get virus results I just delete the PortableAppsMenu and replace it with a virus free one.
Only downside to this is that whenevery you change settings to your menu you have to back it up on you drive
Vista has the option to always do the selected action, and this works for starting PAM, too. XP doesn't have that option...